Numbers 26-27 Young’s Literal Translation

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The Numbering of Israel in Moab

26 1  And it cometh to pass, after the plague, that Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, and unto Eleazar son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2  'Take up the sum of all the company of the sons of Israel, from a son of twenty years and upward, by the house of their fathers, every one going out to the host in Israel.' 3  And Moses speaketh—Eleazar the priest also—with them, in the plains of Moab, by Jordan, 'near' Jericho, saying, 4  'From a son of twenty years and upward,' as Jehovah hath commanded Moses and the sons of Israel who are coming out from the land of Egypt.

5  Reuben, first-born of Israel—sons of Reuben: 'of' Hanoch 'is' the family of the Hanochite; of Pallu the family of the Palluite; 6  of Hezron the family of the Hezronite; of Carmi the family of the Carmite. 7  These 'are' families of the Reubenite, and their numbered ones are three and forty thousand and seven hundred and thirty. 8  And the son of Pallu 'is' Eliab; 9  and the sons of Eliab 'are' Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram; this 'is that' Dathan and Abiram, called ones of the company, who have striven against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, in their striving against Jehovah, 10  and the earth openeth her mouth, and swalloweth them and Korah, in the death of the company, in the fire consuming the two hundred and fifty men, and they become a sign; 11  and the sons of Korah died not. 12  Sons of Simeon by their families: of Nemuel 'is' the family of the Nemuelite; of Jamin the family of the Jaminite; of Jachin the family of the Jachinite; 13  of Zerah the family of the Zarhite; of Shaul the family of the Shaulite. 14  These 'are' families of the Simeonite, two and twenty thousand and two hundred. 15  Sons of Gad by their families: of Zephon 'is' the family of the Zephonite; of Haggi the family of the Haggite; of Shuni the family of the Shunite; 16  of Ozni the family of the Oznite; of Eri the family of the Erite: 17  of Arod the family of the Arodite; of Areli the family of the Arelite. 18  These 'are' families of the sons of Gad, by their numbered ones, forty thousand and five hundred. 19  Sons of Judah 'are' Er and Onan; and Er dieth—Onan also—in the land of Canaan. 20  And sons of Judah, by their families, are: of Shelah the family of the Shelanite; of Pharez the family of the Pharzite; of Zerah the family of the Zarhite; 21  and sons of Pharez are: of Hezron the family of the Hezronite; of Hamul the family of the Hamulite. 22  These 'are' families of Judah, by their numbered ones, six and seventy thousand and five hundred. 23  Sons of Issachar by their families; 'of' Tola 'is' the family of the Tolaite; of Pua the family of the Punite; 24  of Jashub the family of the Jashubite; of Shimron the family of the Shimronite. 25  These 'are' families of Issachar, by their numbered ones, four and sixty thousand and three hundred. 26  Sons of Zebulun by their families: of Sered 'is' the family of the Sardite; of Elon the family of the Elonite; of Jahleel the family of the Jahleelite. 27  These 'are' families of the Zebulunite by their numbered ones, sixty thousand and five hundred. 28  Sons of Joseph by their families 'are' Manasseh and Ephraim. 29  Sons of Manasseh: of Machir 'is' the family of the Machirite; and Machir hath begotten Gilead; of Gilead 'is' the family of the Gileadite. 30  These 'are' sons of Gilead: 'of' Jeezer 'is' the family of the Jeezerite; of Helek the family of the Helekite; 31  and 'of' Asriel the family of the Asrielite; and 'of' Shechem the family of the Shechemite; 32  and 'of' Shemida the family of the Shemidaite; and 'of' Hepher the family of the Hepherite. 33  And Zelophehad son of Hepher had no sons but daughters, and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad 'are' Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34  These 'are' families of Manasseh, and their numbered ones 'are' two and fifty thousand and seven hundred. 35  These 'are' sons of Ephraim by their families: of Shuthelah 'is' the family of the Shuthelhite; of Becher the family of the Bachrite; of Tahan the family of the Tahanite. 36  And these 'are' sons of Shuthelah: of Eran the family of the Eranite. 37  These 'are' families of the sons of Ephraim, by their numbered ones, two and thirty thousand and five hundred. These 'are' sons of Joseph by their families. 38  Sons of Benjamin by their families: of Bela 'is' the family of the Belaite; of Ashbel the family of the Ashbelite; of Ahiram the family of the Ahiramite; 39  of Shupham the family of the Shuphamite; of Hupham the family of the Huphamite. 40  And sons of Bela are Ard and Naaman: 'of Ard is' the family of the Ardite: of Naaman the family of the Naamite. 41  These 'are' sons of Benjamin by their families, and their numbered ones 'are' five and forty thousand and six hundred. 42  These 'are' sons of Dan by their families: of Shuham 'is' the family of the Shuhamite; these 'are' families of Dan by their families; 43  all the families of the Shuhamite, by their numbered ones, 'are' four and sixty thousand and four hundred. 44  Sons of Asher by their families: of Jimna 'is' the family of the Jimnite; of Jesui the family of the Jesuite; of Beriah the family of the Beriite. 45  Of sons of Beriah: of Heber 'is' the family of the Heberite; of Malchiel the family of the Malchielite. 46  And the name of the daughter of Asher 'is' Sarah. 47  These 'are' families of the sons of Asher, by their numbered ones, three and fifty thousand and four hundred. 48  Sons of Naphtali by their families: of Jahzeel 'is' the family of the Jahzeelite; of Guni the family of the Gunite; 49  of Jezer the family of the Jezerite; of Shillem the family of the Shillemite. 50  These 'are' families of Naphtali by their families, and their numbered ones 'are' five and forty thousand and four hundred. 51  These 'are' numbered ones of the sons of Israel, six hundred thousand, and a thousand, seven hundred and thirty.

The Land to Be Divided by Lot

52  And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, 53  'To these is the land apportioned by inheritance, by the number of names; 54  to the many thou dost increase their inheritance, and to the few thou dost diminish their inheritance; 'to' each according to his numbered ones is given his inheritance. 55  'Only by lot is the land apportioned, by the names of the tribes of their fathers they inherit; 56  according to the lot is their inheritance apportioned between many and few.'

The Tribe of Levi

57  And these 'are' numbered ones of the Levite by their families: of Gershon 'is' the family of the Gershonite; of Kohath the family of the Kohathite; of Merari the family of the Merarite. 58  These 'are' families of the Levite: the family of the Libnite, the family of the Hebronite, the family of the Mahlite, the family of the Mushite, the family of the Korathite. And Kohath hath begotten Amram, 59  and the name of Amram's wife is Jochebed, daughter of Levi, whom 'one' hath born to Levi in Egypt; and she beareth to Amram Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam their sister. 60  And born to Aaron Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar; 61  and Nadab dieth—Abihu also—in their bringing near strange fire before Jehovah. 62  And their numbered ones are three and twenty thousand, every male from a son of a month and upwards, for they have not numbered themselves in the midst of the sons of Israel; for an inheritance hath not been given to them in the midst of the sons of Israel.

Only Caleb and Joshua Survive

63  These 'are' those numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who have numbered the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab, by Jordan, 'near' Jericho; 64  and among these there hath not been a man of those numbered by Moses, and Aaron the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai, 65  for Jehovah said of them, 'They do certainly die in the wilderness;' and there hath not been left of them a man save Caleb son of Jephunneh, and Joshua son of Nun.

The Request of Zelophehad's Daughters

27 1  And daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh son of Joseph, draw near—and these 'are' the names of his daughters, Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah— 2  and stand before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes, and all the company, at the opening of the tent of meeting, saying: 3  'Our father died in the wilderness, and he—he was not in the midst of the company who were met together against Jehovah in the company of Korah, but for his own sin he died, and had no sons; 4  why is the name of our father withdrawn from the midst of his family because he hath no son? give to us a possession in the midst of the brethren of our father;' 5  and Moses bringeth near their cause before Jehovah. 6  And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying, 7  'Rightly are the daughters of Zelophehad speaking; thou dost certainly give to them a possession of an inheritance in the midst of their father's brethren, and hast caused to pass over the inheritance of their father to them. 8  'And unto the sons of Israel thou dost speak, saying, When a man dieth, and hath no son, then ye have caused his inheritance to pass over to his daughter; 9  and if he have no daughter, then ye have given his inheritance to his brethren; 10  and if he have no brethren, then ye have given his inheritance to his father's brethren; 11  and if his father have no brethren, then ye have given his inheritance to his relation who is near unto him of his family, and he hath possessed it;' and it hath been to the sons of Israel for a statute of judgment, as Jehovah hath commanded Moses.

Moses Appoints Joshua as His Successor

12  And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Go up unto this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the sons of Israel; 13  and thou hast seen it, and thou hast been gathered unto thy people, also thou, as Aaron thy brother hath been gathered, 14  because ye provoked My mouth in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the company—to sanctify Me at the waters before their eyes;' they 'are' waters of Meribah, in Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin.

15  And Moses speaketh unto Jehovah, saying, 16  'Jehovah—God of the spirits of all flesh—appoint a man over the company, 17  who goeth out before them, and who cometh in before them, and who taketh them out, and who bringeth them in, and the company of Jehovah is not as sheep which have no shepherd.' 18  And Jehovah saith unto Moses, 'Take to thee Joshua son of Nun, a man in whom 'is' the Spirit, and thou hast laid thine hand upon him, 19  and hast caused him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the company, and hast charged him before their eyes, 20  and hast put of thine honour upon him, so that all the company of the sons of Israel do hearken. 21  'And before Eleazar the priest he standeth, and he hath asked for him by the judgment of the Lights before Jehovah; at His word they go out, and at His word they come in; he, and all the sons of Israel with him, even all the company.' 22  And Moses doth as Jehovah hath commanded him, and taketh Joshua, and causeth him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before all the company, 23  and layeth his hands upon him, and chargeth him, as Jehovah hath spoken by the hand of Moses.

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